How to Visualize Philanthropy? Listen. Improve. Repeat. – PhilanTopic | PND | Foundation Center

How to Visualize Philanthropy? Listen. Improve. Repeat. – PhilanTopic | PND | Foundation Center.

When Foundation Center was developing Foundation Maps, a platform through which users can explore the world of philanthropy, our staff met with dozens of potential end users. My colleagues connected with foundations, funder networks, philanthropy consultants, and nonprofits — on their home turf, whenever possible — to better understand how they do their work. The goal was to spark ideas for how we could create tools to make their jobs easier. Just as a site visit brings a grantee’s work to life for funders, these user experience (UX) interviews enabled our geographers, programmers, and web designers to deepen their understanding of your needs and envision new possibilities.

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